Audition Information

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Audition Information

Our season schedule contains the audition and performance dates for our six mainstage shows.  We will post more details at least two weeks in advance of each audition.

Unless otherwise specified on the audition page, auditions are as follows:

  • Auditions are on a Sunday and Monday at 7:00pm.  The doors will open at 6:30.
  • Auditioners only need to attend one day but may attend both.  Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.  No prior experience or resume is required.
  • When you arrive, please fill out an audition form including contact information, prior experience (if any), expected rehearsal conflicts, and desired roles.
  • A prepared piece is not required. 
  • After the two nights of auditions, callbacks will usually not be necessary.
  • Every auditioner will be notified by phone of their result, before the full cast list is announced publicly.
  • Surfside does not precast roles... ever.

Auditions will consist of:

Musicals & Non-Musicals          

Cold readings from the script

Musicals Only                          

Each auditioneer will be taught a 30 second selection of music from the show

Each auditioneer will be taught a15 second dance / staged movement routine

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 Dates & Character Lists


On Golden Pond   by Ernest Thompson

Audition Dates : November 5 & 6 (7PM)

Performance Dates: January 12-21 (Fridays thru Sundays)


This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the "grandchild" the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness—and slang—in return. In the end, as the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together by the incidence of a mild heart attack. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits.
Presented to great critical and popular acclaim first off then on Broadway, this touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years introduced a significant playwright to our theatre. "ON GOLDEN POND is a work of rare simplicity and beauty, and in Thompson our theatre has found a fresh new voice." —NY Daily News. "…a rare and memorable theatrical experience…" —Variety. "What courage it must have taken for Mr. Thompson in the 1970s to write a play with so much affection in it!" —The New Yorker




Norman Thayer -- (Elderly, Playing late 70s) Norman is a retired college professor, who describes himself as being "older than dirt." He is set in his ways, and hard to get along with. He has a dry wit, and he enjoys having fun at others' expense. He also uses his wit and intellect to mask his growing infirmities.

Ethel Thayer -- (Elderly, Playing early 70s) Ethel is Norman's wife, and is several years younger than Norman. She is happy, outgoing, and content. Since they met, she has taken the rough edges off of Norman's personality. Intelligent and well grounded, she has been content to defer to Norman on many issues without losing her own identity.

Chelsea Thayer -- (Playing 40ish)The only daughter of Norman and Ethel, she has a difficult relationship with her parents. She has never gotten along with Norman, and she feels that Ethel always takes Norman's side of things.

Charlie Martin --  (Playing 40ish)The only character in this play who is a native of Golden Pond, Maine. He is close in age to Chelsea, and has always liked her. Growing up, he saw Chelsea as a pretty, mysterious city girl, and he was fascinated with her. He is the mailman for Golden Pond, having taken over those duties from his uncle.

Bill Ray -- (Playing 40ish)The dentist to whom Chelsea is engaged. Bill has a thirteen year old son, Billy. Prior to becoming a teenager, Billy has spent more time with his mother than with Bill. Billy will now be living with his father, who is becoming very satisfied with new-found changes in his life, both on personal and professional fronts.

Billy Ray -- (Playing 13-14) Precocious and worldly for his age. Billy is intelligent, but suspicious and guarded. At this point in his life, he has not spent a lot of time with his father, or any male role model. Billy recognizes that he has been passed back and forth between his parents out of necessity, but has not really been "raised" by either of them

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